Bottom of the Punch Bowl
Mithril Duo (www.Mithril.us) - Andra Bohnet and Tom Morley

This album by Mithril cofounders Andra Bohnet and Tom Morley is an intoxicating mix of musical spirits from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Islands, Isle of Man, and Sweden, played on flutes, whistles, Celtic harp, Scottish smallpipes, fiddle, guitar, and Swedish nyckelharpa. The CD features “Celtic Baroque” compositions from Turlough O’Carolan, Neil Gow, and James Oswald, a tribute to the Bothy Band, a set of Swedish traditional tunes, and a multilayered arrangement of tunes from the soundtrack to Outlander.

 




 
















Fiddle Club Favorites

The Fiddle Club Favorites for Strings series is a collection of 30 tunes from the folk and fiddle traditions of North America, Ireland, and Scotland, aimed at intermediate-beginner level students of any age who have worked through about half to three-quarters of most any string method book. The books are available for violin, viola and cello , with beginner-level, one-octave folk melodies plus more challenging “ top ten ” fiddle tunes, arranged in sequential order of difficulty, with the same tunes in the same keys in all three books . This means the beginning string student can explore folk and fiddle tunes in a private lesson, and a string teacher can introduce these timeless melodies for all players in a string class environment as well.

Endorsed by Pam Wiley of the American Music System. (www.americanmusicsystem.com )

Fiddle Club Favorites for Mandolin: Whether a beginning mandolin player is learning from private lessons, group class, or self-study, with this book they will learn proper technique and develop a repertoire of fun and familiar folk melodies and fiddle tunes. Written with the assistance of top mandolin and guitar performer and educator John Holenko, the mandolin edition of Fiddle Club Favorites includes the same tunes as appear in the violin, viola and cello editions, all in the same original keys.

Learn more at www.irishtradfiddle.com




 























Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle
Book / CD Set

Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle is a collection of 50 classic Irish jigs, reels, polkas and other tunes with playing hints, counting tips, authentic bow techniques and more, plus a look into the history of many of the tunes. Written for advanced beginner and intermediate students of any age, learning any style of music, it can be used as primary instruction or as supplemental material with any string method. It includes an accompanying CD of solo fiddle versions of all the tunes played at a comfortable speed so that students can learn from the written music, by ear while listening to the CD, or a combination of both. Learn to Play Irish Trad Fiddle will appeal to students with either classical or fiddling background, string educators and self-taught players.

Learn more at www.IrishTradFiddle.com





 






Banna de Dhá - Band of Two
Tom Morley & Hazel Ketchum

Banna de dhá is the duo of Tom Morley on fiddle and Hazel Ketchum on guitar and vocals. The name is a loose translation from the Irish for “band of two,” but the musical whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Taking their inspiration from great Irish Traditional music duos, Banna de dhá uses the repertoire of Irish instrumental and vocal music as their starting point, while keeping it all fresh and unique with unexpected improvisational turns. The dynamic musical connection and creativity between the two musicians assure listeners that they'll take a unique trip through a Celtic landscape together, one that will never be repeated exactly the same way twice.

Learn more at www.bannadedha.com




 




 




Tom Morley - The Raven's Wing

A mix of original & traditional fiddle tunes, some well known & some obscure, with Celtic, Old-time, Bluegrass/Americana, New Acoustic, World, Jazz, and Western Swing represented in a tasty collection that is—simply put—good tunes, well played.

Learn more at www.TheFiddleCenter.com





 




 

Mithril (www.Mithril.us) - Celtic / World Music

High energy Celtic music by a quartet of instrumentalists who can both rock the house and touch your soul in unique arrangements (flute, fiddle, guitar and percussion with additional colors including Celtic harp, small pipes, and octave mandolin) influenced by the best elements from world, classical, and popular traditions. With over a decade of performing together, Mithril has released six CDs.

Silverwood Quartet - Eclectic Chamber Music

Silverwood Quartet is a chamber ensemble unlike any you heard before, featuring flute, violin, viola and cello, playing music that is both true to the chamber music sound and unique in its own way. Each CD they have recorded has a theme–Celtic, Classic Rock, and Winter/Holiday selections– and features music that fully reflects each genre/style.

 

Silverwood Quartet w/Various Artists

 

A fresh and innovative setting of Robert Burns' songs set to tunes of his own choosing and interspersed with instrumental dances rooted in 18th century Classicism with a Scottish brogue, but sprinkled with a variety of other stylistic twists and turns! This project is a multi-movement work composed by Brian Joyce for Soprano and Tenor soloists, set to tunes of the poet's own choosing and accompanied by Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harpsichord and Percussion.

   
 

Tom Morley - Fiddle

In a career spanning several decades, violinist/fiddler Tom Morley has performed in every musical genre, from Celtic, Country, Old Time and Bluegrass, to Swing, Jazz and Classical. He’s collaborated with musicians from New Orleans to Ireland, has a gold record for his work with Nashville country artist John Anderson, and is a founding member of both Celtic/World band Mithril and the eclectic chamber ensemble Silverwood Quartet. You’ll hear every style of fiddling from Tom on his solo and collaborative CDs.

Learn more at www.TheFiddleCenter.com

 

Andra Bohnet - Flute

 

A 19th Century crossover of Irish and classical music performed by Andra Bohnet (flute/Irish flute player with and co-founder of Mithril and Silverwood Quartet) on seven different historical flutes manufactured by Clinton & Co. over 150 years ago. These historical flute solos include accompaniment on piano, guitar, mandolin and clarinet, and feature Adrian Duncan singing several vocal selections.

Learn more at: http://www.clintonfluteproject.com

   
 

CONTACT INFO:

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P.O. Box 177
Fairhope, AL 36533

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